We LOVE planning unique engagement sessions! When we first started the planning process with Jessica and Austin, two VERY busy students, all we knew was that they loved to spend what spare time they had doing things together outside. With limited free time between school, work, and Jessica being on her school’s basketball team, we knew we needed to plan a sunrise session. Once we started picturing a cozy rowboat ride at sunrise on the river, there was no going back! I (Shem) actually went and bought a rowboat just for the shoot…I couldn’t help it! We chose Riverhills Park near Florida College for their location, which held special memories for them as a couple, and the rest is history. The great outdoors…a romantic setting…a super sweet and fun couple…an insanely gorgeous sunrise…a rowboat…a neglected forest path…just perfection. We’re kinda giddy with excitement about this shoot, just sayin’!
We can’t wait for Jessica & Austin’s wedding this May at Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota! (Too bad we can’t bring the rowboat along!) :P
P.S. Love the wooden rowboat? Want one of your own or are you interesting in renting ours for a shoot? Contact us! We’d be happy to rent it out by the day, or give you the information of the craftsman who built it! :)
We’re seeing green!! Check out Cara and Brian’s AWESOME Irish themed wedding in St Augustine! The bride wore green shoes, the bridesmaids wore green dresses, even the boys wore the green and gold of the Irish National Tartan! A carriage ride around the historic streets of St Augustine was the perfect opportunity to get a ton of fun portraits with this super laid back and fun couple…and from the photos you’d never guess it had rained during part of their wedding day. (Gotta love Florida weather!) Here are some of our favorite moments from their perfect day…enjoy!!
Getting Ready Location: Carriage Way Cottage
Ceremony Location: Grace United Methodist Church, St Augustine
Reception Location: The White Room
DJ: Y? Entertainment
BIG congrats to Megan and Jamie, an awesomely sweet couple we couldn’t be more honored to know! Happy, sweet, sincere, loving, genuine…all words that come to mind when we think about these two! From our first meeting with them we knew we’d have a GREAT time with them on their wedding day, and it truly was a beautiful day! Could Megan BE any more gorgeous?? She and Jamie are both so lucky to have found each other, and we feel lucky that they found us!! ;) Enjoy these moments from their sweet wedding day!
Getting Ready & Reception Location: Embassy Suites Tampa
Ceremony Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tampa
Hair & Makeup: Beth-eden Wright
Bride’s Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Florist: Bay Bouquet
DJ: Breezin Entertainment, DJ Andy
Spring is upon us! Which can only mean green grass growing everywhere, beautiful flowers blooming around…and if you’re a wedding vendor in Florida, the time you say goodbye to your dear friends: Saturday and Sunday!
It was our pleasure to share the first day of Spring, complete with insanely beautiful weather, with Alyson and Nate for their Don Vicente Inn wedding. Full wedding post coming soon!
We are sooo excited about Katie and Phil’s wedding coming up this April! We had a blast walking around Ybor City with them before doing a quick clothing change and heading over to Davis Islands for a few more sunset photos with their sweet pup, Maddie! LOVE their outfit choices, especially Katie’s mint green dress with Phil’s trendy pastels!
Cheryl and Daniel’s wedding at The Founders Club in Sarasota was yet another one of our recent favorites! Since they were coming from London, we hadn’t had the opportunity to meet with them before the wedding. The instant we met each of them on their wedding day, however, we immediately felt the warm fuzzies….”They are SO NICE!” we kept saying!
Here are some of our favorites from their wedding day…Daniel taking a few golf swings before the ceremony, hanging out with their super fun bridal party, the gorgeous ceremony on the lawn (with one of our favorite wedding officiants, Grace Felice), portraits at sunset, adorable golf-themed wedding details, a stunning cake by The Cake Zone, an intimate dinner on the verandah surrounded by family and friends, and of course partying and dancing!!
Cheryl and Dan, thank you so much for an amazing day spent with you! We didn’t want to leave, we were having so much fun! :) Congratulations to you both, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!!
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Founders Club
Hair & Makeup: Tammy Gamso, The Fresh Salon
Wedding Dress Designer: La Sposa
Bride’s Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Florist: Bee Ridge Florist
Officiant: Grace Felice
DJ: Fitz Otis
Cake: The Cake Zone
A couple of years ago we met Daine and Luke when we first photographed them for their 1 year anniversary, and then we had the honor of photographing their new baby, Liam, when he was only a few weeks old. (SO cute!!) So when Daine called us to see if we’d be available to photograph her sister, Darah’s, wedding, we jumped at the chance!
Darah was, of course, JUST as sweet, fun and awesome as we thought she’d be! And her handsome groom, David, wore a smile the entire day that showed he completely agreed with us! ;) They’re from Tennessee, but they decided to hold their destination wedding in Florida at Avila Golf and Country Club in Tampa. (Not a bad idea at all to escape to some warmer weather for a relaxing wedding!)
We love that they decided to do a morning ceremony followed by a delicious brunch. That left us plenty of time for portraits around the property without feeling rushed…believe us, we could have photographed these two all day long!! (Lucky us, we’ll get to see them again for photos…unfortunately their engagement session was rained out, but we’ll be making up for it with a fun photo shoot the next time they visit Tampa!)
Darah and David….we can’t say enough good things about you. We love your families, and we’re so honored that you invited us to spend your wedding day with you to capture your sweet moments. Your genuinely kind spirits and sincerity are somewhat rare in this world, and we feel so lucky to know you! We can’t wait to see you next time you come down to FL!! CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage!!
Ceremony & Reception Location: Avila Golf and Country Club
Florist: Bay Bouquet
Gorgeous Wedding Dress with pockets!! :-): Watters
Hair and Makeup: Nina Vega